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In 2024, AWIU awarded grants to 14 organizations worldwide and the International Women of Courage 2024 AWIU Representative List Of Grant Recipients DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO Congo Restoration Girls School of Compassion To furnish a library for a girls primary school and complete a textbook collection GHANA Prince & Princess […]

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 In 2023, AWIU awarded grants to 19 organizations worldwide and the International Women of Courage 2023 U.S. Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Zakira Hekmat, Afghanistan Alba Rueda, Argentina Danièle Darlan, Central African Republic Doris Rios Ríos, Costa Rica Meaza Mohammed Ibrahim, Ethiopia Hadeel Abdel Aziz, Jordan Bakhytzhan Toregozhina,

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In 2022, AWIU awarded grants to 14 organizations worldwide and the International Women of Courage 2022 U.S. Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Rizwana Hasan, Bangladesh Simone Sibilio do Nascimento, Brazil Ei Thinzar Maung, Burma Josefina Klinger Zúñiga, Colombia Taif Sami Mohammed, Iraq Facia Boyenoh Harris, Liberia Najla Mangoush,

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Principal Deputy Director Office of Global Women’s Issues January 20, 2021 – Present Katrina “Kat” Fotovat is currently the Principal Deputy Director for the Secretary of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues (S/GWI), where she leads a team of gender experts promoting gender equality efforts including support of women, peace,

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Varina Winder Keynote speaker 2023

Chief of Staff Office of Global Women’s Issues U.S. Department of State Varina Winder is the Chief of Staff for the Secretary of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues (S/GWI) at the Department of State, where she leads the office’s policy development, interagency coordination, and strategic operations. Prior to returning

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Africa Center Senior Advisor United States Institute of Peace Ambassador Makila James formerly served as the deputy assistant secretary for East Africa and the Sudans at the Department of State from 2018-2020. Prior to that, she was on the faculty of the National War College from 2016-2018 and served as

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Director of Partnerships and Programs, Polytechnic School Ann Diedrich is the director of Partnerships and Programs, the co-director of the Global Initiatives Program and a world languages and history faculty member at Polytechnic School in Pasadena, California. She seeks to establish best practices in empathy-building, language acquisition, perspective-taking and global

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